Published On: Tue, May 28th, 2019

Amit Shah meets Prime Minister Modi ahead of government formation

New Delhi: BJP chief Amit Shah met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Tuesday, two days ahead of the swearing-in of the new government.

The meeting between the two leaders lasted for over three hours

The meeting between the two leaders lasted for over three hours.

It was not clear immediately as to what transpired between them, but possibly they discussed the formation of the Council of Ministers.

Sources said that the alliance partners gave names of leaders from their respective parties to Amit Shah for induction in the next government.

All eyes are now on the Council of Ministers, with several names doing the rounds.

Sources in the BJP said senior party leaders Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Piyush Goyal, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prakash Javadekar, Suresh Prabhu, Nirmala Sitharaman, Smriti Irani, Maneka Gandhi and JP Nadda are likely to retain Cabinet berths.

Harsimrat Kaur Badal of Akali Dal, Ram Vilas Paswan of LJP and Anupriya Patel of Apna Dal are also likely to be inducted in the next Modi Cabinet.

They said many new faces may join the government as junior ministers while some of former ministers of state can be retained.

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